IN THE NEWS! Jakarta Governor Sentence to Prison For Talking Against The Koran

Jakarta Governor, Basuki Purnama, better known as Ahok, is facing time in prison for blasphemy just a few weeks after losing the gubernatorial run-off election.

Ahok's two-yer prison sentence is based on a re-election campaign speech in which he allegedly said voters were being deceived by his opponents who said the Koran prohibits Muslims from having a non-Muslim leader.

Ahok, a Christian with ethnic Chinese roots, is a double minority in Indonesia, which is the world's largest Muslim country. He is the first non-Muslim Jakarta Governor in 50-years.
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